|Trip Duration:||16 days|
|Program Type:||Peak Climbing|
|Trek Start Point:||Lukla|
|Trek End Point:||Lukla|
|Accommodation:||Teahouse / Camping|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee|
|Mode of Travel:||Flight/Land|
|Transportation:||Car / Bus / Flight|
|Best season:||March - June / September-November|
Lobuche peak is one of the popular and challenging trekking peaks in the Everest region will b e followed by the classic Everest route, Gokyo lake, Cho-La pass, Everest Base Camp and then to Lobuche East Base camp. After everyone ready for the ascent we start as early as possible gaining the south ridge as angled rock leads onto the first snow, then we follow this arête as it snakes its way to join the summit ridge. Lobuche is ideal as a last big trekking peak challenge, as it offers a series of tops all along the ridge. The summit gives fantastic views over the whole of the Khumbu and in particular, of Everest itself. We descend by the route to Tyangboche and then to Lukla. Climbing this peak and an exhilarating trek through the Everest region ensures that this will be a memorable experience of a lifetime!
DAY 1 – KATHMANDU: ARRIVAL DAY
Arrive Kathmandu International airport transfer to Hotel and short briefing entire trip at evening
DAY 2 – KATHMANDU TO LUKLA, LUKLA TO PHAKDING
Fly eary in the morning for the short flight to Lukla, the departure point for our trek. This is where you meet your trekking guide and porters! It’s an exciting moment. The adventure officially begins as we take off on foot for the 4-hour walk to Phakding. The trekking is easy and the ground smooth as we follow the Dudh Koshi River. We’ll overnight in Phakding,
DAY 3 – PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR
Khumbu villages splashed with brightly-colored prayer flags dot the way to Namche Bazaar, the largest of the Sherpa villages. Keep your eyes open for mani stones! It’s a six hour hike today, still trailing the Dudh Koshi, and crossing it periodically over precipitous suspension bridges!
DAY 4 – NAMCHE BAZAAR: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
Today’s a day for rest. We believe in gradual acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness, and so today we stop over in Namche Bazaar. The intrepid can opt for a two-hour hike to the famous Everest View, which will help you acclimate and show off some majestic mountain views! By itself, Namche is full of interest. Check out the museum dedicated to Sherpa history and the people’s role in helping trekkers – there is a whole exhibit dedicated to Hilary. Do some shopping, and meet the locals.
DAY 5 – NAMCHE BAZAAR TO TENGBOCHE
The trekking definitely gets tougher at this point, but the rewards are rich, too. Our path today gifts us with our first views of the Himalayan peaks in their glory: Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde. Our stopping point, Tengboche, is known as one of the most gorgeous spots anywhere in the Himalayas. We’ll arrive in time to visit the important Buddhist monastery here. Feel free to leave a donation for the monks if you wish.
DAY 6 – TENGBOCHE TO PHERICHE
The ground grows steeper and the air thinner as we trek towards Pheriche, with mesmerizing views of Lhotse and Ama Dablam to distract us. The hospital in Pheriche run by the Himalayan Trekking Association has long been a critical resource for trekkers who become sick or injured, and learning about the hospital’s history is a treat.
DAY 7 – PHERICHE TO LOBUCHE
The next part of our adventure brings over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with amazing views. Take a moment to eye up Mt. Lobuche – we’ll be touching the summit within a week! Prepare to snuggle up for a cold night, as we are now almost three miles above sea level and the evenings can be downright chilly!
DAY 8 – LOBUCHE TO KALA PATTHAR VIA GORAK SHEP, KALA PATTHAR TO GORAK SHEP
The first part of our day involves the five hour trek from Lobuche to Kala Patthar, a lesser mountain whose name means “black rock.” Kala Patthar’s claim to fame is an uninterrupted view of Everest from base camp to peak, a sight that can’t be enjoyed from the EBC. We’ll then hike back down to Gorak Shep, through which we passed on our ascent, for rest and lodging.
DAY 9 – GORAK SHEP TO EBC, EBC TO GORAK SHEP
The trail to Everest Base Camp is a difficult one, involving rocky dunes and moraine, formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. On the way to our destination, we’ll approach the famed Khumbu Glacier and icefall, located on the slopes of Everest. At the Base Camp, our goal, you’ll have the chance (during the spring climbing season) to meet climbers attempting to scale the mountain’s summit. Break out your cameras for unbelievable views of breathtaking beauty. As the afternoon sun starts to wane, we’ll head back to Gorekshep for some much-needed rest and relaxation after a grueling and busy day.
DAY 10 – GORAK SHEP TO LOBUCHE BASE CAMP
It’s a five hour trek to the Lobuche Base Camp (LBC). The rocky moraine is steep and unforgiving, and you might think your hard work is over once we get to the LBC. We still have climbing training, however!
DAY 11 – SUMMIT LOBUCHE EAST, RETURN TO BASE CAMP
We’ll be trekking for ten full hours today in our push to summit Lobuche! The 2am wakeup call is tough, but it will allow us to attain the peak just as the sun is rising, showing off the panoramic views of the Himalayas backlit by the brilliant rays of dawn. Savor the best views to be found from any peak, and take lots of pictures, and then we’ll trek back down to camp.
DAY 12 – LOBUCHE BASE CAMP TO DINGBOCHE
We finally begin the long road back home as we descend from the LBC towards Dingboche. The trail meets up with the path back from the EBC, making for excellent company!
DAY 13 – DINGBOCHE TO NAMCHE BAZAAR
The path is becoming easier as we trek downhill towards Namche Bazaar, and it’s much less work this time around to literally stop and smell the flowers – thick forests of rhododendron and juniper in glorious red and pink bloom.
DAY 14 – NAMCHE BAZAAR TO LUKLA
On this, our last day of trekking, we cross the spellbindingly gorgeous Khumbu region of the Himalayan foothills en route to Lukla. It’s a seven hour trek today, but the grade is gentle and our walking is easy. Savor these final, seemingly endless moments of fresh, cool air, scenic countryside, and the stone steps beneath your feet – all too soon, it will be over! We’ll lodge in Lukla tonight, and you’ll have the perfect opportunity to do a bit of farewell partying with your trekking group.
DAY 15 – LUKLA TO KATHMANDU
We’re back in the air, only this time going in the opposite direction! We’ll hop the 35 minute flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu, leaving ample time to settle in and rest after two solid weeks of trekking.
DAY 16 – KATHMANDU: DEPARTURE DAY
Our journey has come to an end, but we hope your memories of Nepal and the staff of blue horizon will last a lifetime! It’s our pleasure to transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home,
|Start Date||End Date||Price In US Dollar($)||AVAILABILITY||Booking|
Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B plane
3 night hotel in Kathmandu.
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
Tented accommodation during the climbing period
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climbing
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide
Experience summiteers climbing Guide
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter only Cary 25 Kg)
Nepal trekking Staff salary, equipment, transportation
food and accommodation for trekking stuff
Insurance for Nepali trekking stuff
Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
Blue Horizon trek and expedition trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt
Sagarmatha pollution control community (SPCC) Garbage deposit
All necessary paper work
Sagarmatha National park fee, TIMS card
lobuche Peak climbing permit
Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
Medical kit (carried by your guide)
All government and local taxes
International flight & departure tax
Lunch & dinner during stay in Kathmandu.
Personal climbing gears & clothing, (available on hire).
Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance.
Any kind of bar bill hot shower, telephone, internet and alcoholic drink
Hotel in Kathmandu early arrival and late departure
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